HDTI: DEVELOP TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS
TASK 1: DETERMINE DEVELOPMENT NEEDS
a. What is the name of this body? The name of the Commonwealth Government body that administers the national antidiscrimination legislation is the Australian Human Rights Commission
b. List the titles of the different legislation, including the year that governs antidiscrimination for the Commonwealth or Federal Government. The different legislations that govern anti-discrimination are the following: Age discrimination act 2004 Disability Discrimination 1992 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 Sex discrimination act 1984 Racial Discrimination act 1975
c. From July 1 2009, most Australian workplaces are governed by a new system created by the Fair Work Act 2009. Who will administer this act and what will they do in relation to enforcing Commonwealth workplace law? The new system created by the Fair Work act 2009 is The Fair Work Ombudsman. It provides advice and information, investigate workplace complaints and enforce Commonwealth workplace laws.
d. Look up the website of the body governing anti-discrimination legislation in your state and list the name of the administering body and title of the legislation (as required in a. and b. above). The administering body who is governing anti-discrimination in Queensland is “The Antidiscrimination commission Queensland (anti-discrimination act 1991).”
e. In your own words, describe what unlawful discrimination is and how it can occur in regards to training. An unlawful discrimination is how we call an action that someone did out of the law. Unlawful discrimination occurs when someone, or a group of people, is treated less favorably than another person or group because of their race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy or marital status, age, disability, religion, sexual preference, trade union activity or some other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation, according to federal and state legislation. In regards to training, an unlawful discrimination will occurs, for example, if a company refused to trained some new technology device to some staff that they judge too old, or refused to give some specific physical duties to a woman cause she is weaker, etc… f. Consider the following scenario. Helen had been working as a registrar in a school for many years and applied to undertake internal training in new information services being developed by the department. Her application was denied because management thought she was too old to learn about new information technology, like the internet. Has Helen’s employer acted ethically? Justify your response. Helen’s employer has not acted ethically. Awarding of training/professional development should consider the needs of the team and the demands of the individual’s job role. It should not consider age or other criterion that are covered by discrimination legislation and the organization’s code of practice. Especially in our centenary, when almost everyone use new technology. The school could have given Helen a chance to show if she was able to learn these new technology or not, before denied her application, and then, if she wasn’t they would have had a good reason to denied it. g. What do the federal and state authorities advise Helen to do in order to resolve the situation? In order to resolve the situation, the federal and state authorities would advise Helen to start by approached her manager, let him know about her discontentment and see if he is able to propose a solution. If his answer is negative, Helen would have to select the right ombudsman to talk about the problem. Then she would have to lodge a formal writing complaint with either the state or federal departments, according to whichever is applicable, or choose the jurisdiction if both have legislation that covers her case.
2) EVALUATE PERFORMANCE AND LEARNING NEEDS
a. Construct a self-evaluation...
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